From Our Members’ Desks (Jun. 1, 2020)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #30: Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Netflix Bingo! 32 Filmes Que Não Pode Perder na Netflix

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

Os 12 Melhores Filmes Originais da Netflix!

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

Interviews

Interview WIth Damien LeVeck, the Director of the Highly-Acclaimed Horror Movie

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema

  • Excerpt: Portal Cinema had a wonderful talk with Damien LeVeck, a rising star within the horror genre that in 2019 presented in some top movie festivals the supernatural horror film “The Cleansing Hour”. The film was aclaimed by the media and it is widely considered one of the best indie horror films of 2019!

Awards Coverage

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This Week at the Movies (May 29, 2020)

Here are some reviews of films coming out at the theater this week as well as others that may be in theaters or newly on home video.

Opening: May 29, 2020

Wide (United States)

None

2020 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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Reviews: The Wretched (2020)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: frustratingly flawed, the brothers haphazard in establishing both their characters and spatial integrity… any good will is wasted in an overblown climax full of stupid decisions, unlikely coincidences and muddled mythology.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: It’s not necessarily rife with subtext or compelling theming, but it’s a really fun horror film that boasts charming characters, great gore effects, and a killer instinct in crafting crowd pleasing moments.
  • James Jay Edwards @ The Big Smoke America
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Don’t you hate it when an ancient witch moves in next door, possesses your neighbor, starts stealing children, and no one believes you because they think you’re acting out due to your parents’ messy divorce?
  • Ron Wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com
    • Excerpt: An accessible teen horror flick feeling for the right path but passing up opps to nail the genre.

Classics & More on DVD (May 26, 2020)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2018 Film Reviews

The American Nurse

Beverly Questad @ It’s Just Movies (2014)

  • Excerpt: To honor nurses on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic, “The American Nurse” a gripping documentary, has been released for free viewing.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI (2017) [Croatian]

From Our Members’ Desks (May 25, 2020)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #29: Star Trek: The Original Series Episodes

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Awards Coverage

The Friday Face-Off Round Two #5

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Original Dramatic Score, 1997

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Essays

Incredible Violence

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: If there were a thesis for Condon’s film it might be that film making as a capitalist industry, cheap horror, and pornography are all the same elaborate scheme.

The Lodge

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: The Lodge‘s terror exists in the real world, it’s happening right now— in the fanatically faithful, the cruelty of gaslighting, and the exploitation of peoples traumas.

Other Types of Articles

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This Week at the Movies (May 22, 2020)

Here are some reviews of films coming out at the theater this week as well as others that may be in theaters or newly on home video.

Opening: May 22, 2020

Wide (United States)

None

2020 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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Classics & More on DVD (May 19, 2020)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2018 Film Reviews

Doctor Strange

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI (2016) [Croatian]

From Here to Eternity

Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews (1953)

  • Excerpt: From Here to Eternity is the kind of old-school Hollywood melodrama that you can’t help but fall for. And while it only occasionally hits greatness, the performances by Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, and Donna Reed are as iconic as they come.

From Our Members’ Desks (May 18, 2020)

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.

Best of Lists

5 Favorites Redux #28: Star Trek: Voyager Episodes

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Awards Coverage

The Friday Face-Off Round Two #4

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Poll: Remaking Best Supporting Actress, 2016

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Essays

Blood Quantum

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: The infection in this film is not simply a zombie virus, it’s whiteness and everything it entails: colonialism, patriarchy, and, most of all, the destruction of our natural world.

Other Types of Articles

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This Week at the Movies (May 15, 2020)

Here are some reviews of films coming out at the theater this week as well as others that may be in theaters or newly on home video.

Opening: May 15, 2020

Wide (United States)

None

2020 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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Reviews: Deerskin (2020)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com
    • Excerpt: Dupieux’s DEERSKIN presents a sneaky, very black comedy that is at once a slick parody and a sharp commentary on modern pretension and pathological self-absorption.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Dujardin is a great comedic actor capable not only of subtle shading, but of true empathy with his characters, a quality that makes even his most obnoxious ones endearing.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Dupieux delivers a darkly funny exercise that pushes its premise as far as it can. It’s random, silly, and eventually takes the turn to disturbing, and the whole ride getting there is a lot of fun.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: At 77 minutes long, Deerskin won’t push your patience. It doesn’t even push the boundaries of good taste, it’s got too much killer style.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: This is a mid-life crisis. Strike that. This is a mid-life crisis in a Quentin Dupieux movie.
  • Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
  • Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies
    • Excerpt: …considering the manic maximalism of Dupieux’s last major outing—2014’s ‘Reality,’ which seemed like it had about fifteen interweaving subplots in a dreams-inside-of-dreams structure—’Deerskin’ is relatively restrained, focused on only two major characters and a single absurd conceit. In that sense, it’s almost Buñuelian…
  • Ron Wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com
    • Excerpt: A closed bank account, an epiphany, a wearable trophy of a suit of armor and off to the races.

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